Table of Contents

Title Page
Albion Macadams
Isaac MacDonald
Captain William S. Mack
The Lakewood Transportation Company
The Lake Erie Transportation Company
The Becker Barge Company
The Lakeland Transportation Company
Angus Mackay
Andrew Mackie
Captain John Maddock
Captain F. J. Magle
Richard Mahoney
J. F. Mahaney
Captain Michael Maher
Captain Albert Carrier Majo
Captain George B. Mallory
Herbert M. Mann
Peter Marcoux
S. O. Marsh
J. H. Marshall
Charles T. Martin
John Martin
Charles E. Mason
Captain John Mason
Captain Orlo J. Mason
William Masson
Irvine U. Masters
Main S. Masters
E. D. Masterson
Richard Mastin
Captain D. W. Matteson
Captain E. F. Matteson
Philip C. Mayer
Captain J. McArthur
M. McAuliffe
Burnard McCabe
Captain Frank McCabe
Frank I. McCabe
Captain Frank L. McCabe
Owen McCabe
P.B. McCabe
Hugh McCann
B. T. McCanna
John J. McCarthy
William J. McClure
Michael McCormick
Captain George A. McCoy
Walter McCrea
William T. McCullagh
Captain W. McCullouch
A. G. McDonald
Captain Angus J. McDonald
Captain Donald S. McDonald
F. McDonald
Murdock N. McDonald
William M. McDonald
Thomas J. McDonnell
Captain Alexander McDougall
Captain Jacob McDowell
Captain John McDowell
Captain Archibald McEachern
Captain Alex. McFarland
Captain Daniel McFarlane
Henry F. McGinnis
Captain L. Hugh McGowen
Captain William Markus McGrain
James McGrath
Captain Angus McGregor
Captain William F. McGregor
Christopher J. McGurn
M. G. McIntosh
Daniel C. McIntyre
Peter McIntyre
Captain William McKay
Captain A. McKenzie
Captain H. McKenzie
Captain James McKerrall
Captain Peter A. McKinnon
William McKittrick
A. H. McLachlan
Captain Dugald McLachlan
Captain Duncan McLachlan
Malcolm McLachlan
Captain John McLachlin
Joseph H. McLary
George McLaughlin
Captain Murdick McLean
Ronald McLean
Captain Daniel McLeod
Captain George A. McLeod
Captain George McLeod
Captain John C. McLeod
Captain Robert Rowan McLeod
A. McMinn
Captain George McMinn, Jr.
George McMonagle
Captain Alexander McMurray
John McMurray
Captain Robert J. McMurray
William J. McMurty
Captain Thomas McNaugh
Charles A. McPhail
Captain Alex McRae
John T. Mead
William Meade
Edward F. Meeh
Ernest A. Meeker
William Megarvey
Captain Thomas Meikleham
Captain George E. Merritt
John Metke
John L. Meyer
Halvor Michelson
Captain James W. Millen
August H. Miller
E.C. Miller
Frank A. Miller
Frank E. Miller
George A. Miller
Henry L. Miller
John Miller
John B. Miller
Quincy Miller
Stephen H. Miller
A. J. Millett
Captain Donald Milloy
Captain H. L. Mills
A. R. Milne
Alexander Milne
George B. Milne
George M. Milne
Philip J. Minch
Captain Charles R. Miner
Captain Frank Miner
Captain John Miner
Dell E. Miney
Captain Daniel Mitchell
Captain James B. Mitchell
James D. Mitchell
Captain John Mitchell
Captain John M. Mitchell
Mitchell & Co
Captain Adelbert J. Moffett
Captain Anthine Moisan
Willard A. Mondy
George Monro
W. F. Monroe
John Monson
Thomas Monson
Captain Charles Z. Montague
Captain Ed Montgomery
Captain Harry Montgomery
Captain Charles Edward Moody
Captain Edward Mooney
Captain J. E. Moony
Captain C. F. Moore
Captain Christopher A. Moore
Captain Hiram D. Moore
L. Ed. Moore
Captain Samuel Moore
Captain Truman Moore
Captain Bernard W. Morgan
C. A. Morgan
Captain James W. Morgan
Captain Julius Morgan
Captain M. F. Morgan
Alexander Morison
Captain Charles Tyler Morley
E. E. Morris
Captain G.C. Morris
Captain Warren E. Morris
Captain Angus G. Morrison
Louis Moss
Louis C. Moss
Captain Charles E. Motley
Captain George Moulton
Captain James Mowatt
Captain Matthew Mulholland
Luke Mullany
Captain John D. Mullen
Captain George Murchison
Captain Samuel Murdock
Captain Jeremiah Murphy
Captain John Murphy
Captain Stephen Maitland Murphy
Thomas Francis Murphy
Charles L. Murray
Stewart Murray
Captain Amos H. Myers
Frank H. Myers
Captain Hermann Myers
John H. Myers
Captain Patrick Myers
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Richard Mastin

Richard Mastin is the son of Gilbert G. and Catherine Mastin, both of whom died when he was but two years of age, and he subsequently lived with his grandparents until he went to learn his trade. The Mastin family traces its genealogy back to residents of Amsterdam, Holland, and the early settlers of the United States. Richard Mastin's grandparents, David and Rebecca Mastin, were among the pioneers of the lower peninsula of Michigan, having migrated thither from the State of Vermont in 1832, and located on the present site of the city of Port Huron. They then entered the unbroken forest, penetrating twenty miles to a place now known as Brockway, where they took up a section of land and commenced to make a clearing for agricultural purposes. Mr. Mastin, like many of the hardy settlers of that day, found it necessary to blaze a road through the trees of the forest, in order to make his way to and from the trading post at Port Huron. Prosperity crowned his efforts as his land yielded to cultivation, and he was enabled to further his enterprise. He erected the first sawmill (operated by water power) in that part of the country, and cut the first lumber, and later he built what is known as the plank road from Brockway to within six miles of Port Huron. Being the owner of a large tract of valuable timber land he began the business of lumbering, afterward forming a company, with the firm name of Mastin, Crippen & Co., at the head of which he remained until the time of his death in 1886. Gilbert G. Mastin, father of Richard Mastin, was a prominent contractor and bridge builder, and also did a good business grading and excavating for railroads. Between the years 1850 and 1856 he owned interests in several vessels plying the lakes.

Richard Mastin was born in 1858 at Brockway, St. Clair Co., Mich. He received a public-school education, and at an early age became an apprentice to the trades of machinist and boilermaker, which he thoroughly mastered. Later he worked as a journeyman in some of the largest and best shops in the West, among them the Cuyahoga Works and Globe Iron Works, of Cleveland, Ohio, remaining with the latter establishment a number of years. He also held the position of foreman in several machine shops, and his experience in same proved of great advantage to him when he finally turned his attention to marine engineering, in which he has been eminently successful. In the spring of 1881 Mr. Mastin came out as first assistant engineer of the steamer Prindiville and he has also had charge of the machinery of the steamers H. B. Tuttle, V. Swain, Superior and Fred Kelley. He has been chief engineer of some of the largest and best steamers on the lakes, among them the Chenango, Wocoken, McVittie, Matoa, the Lehigh Valley steamship Tuscarora, on which he served two seasons. In 1896 he brought out the new steamer Sir Henry Bessemer, which was the first of the Rockefeller fleet, and at this writing he is still in the employ of the Bessemer Steamship Company. Fraternally, Mr. Mastin is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.

Mr. Mastin was united in marriage to Catherine Adamson, daughter of William and Mary Adamson, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and two children have blessed this union - Bessie and Nettie.


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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.

Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.